Chennai, Hyderabad Coronavirus News October 7, 8 Highlights: Tamil Nadu recorded 5447 positive cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the state tally to 6,35,855. Among these, Chennai reported 1369 positive cases, bringing the city’s total to 1,76,779. The state recorded 67 deaths, putting the state toll at 9984. 61 of them had succumbed due to comorbidities.
As of Wednesday, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu is 45,135. According to a bulletin released by the Health and Family Welfare Department of Tamil Nadu, 77,25,962 samples from the state have been sent for testing till date, with 91,401 samples having been sent yesterday.
The state discharged 5524 patients following treatment Wednesday, putting the total number of recoveries at 5,80,736.
As of October 7, Telangana has reported a cumulative COVID-19 caseload of 2,06,644 cases. 86.65 percent of patients have recovered and the case fatality rate stands at 0.58 percent.
On Wednesday, 1896 new cases were reported and 2067 patients recovered. 26,368 patients are active and under treatment across the State as of today and of them, 21,724 are in home or institutional isolation.
Telangana, as per the state’s latest medical bulletin, is testing 91,264 samples per million population. About 70 percent of all cases are asymptomatic.